Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. one of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro-israel lobby. i think it's the only ti
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
versus brooks. peter brooks, former assistant secretary of defense in the bush administration, rosa brooks, former assistant secretary of defense in the obama administration, pretty perfect, guys. rose sa, i want to start with you on this issue of language and what this country calls a terror attack and what it doesn't. obviously it appears after benghazi it was not as clear as it was today. i wanted to play an exchange that happened between state department folks person victoria nuland and a reporter a week after the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. >> does the united states government regard what happened in benghazi as an act of terror? >> again, i'm not going to put labels on this until we have a complete investigation. okay? >> you don't regard it as an act of terrorism? >> i don't think we know enough. >> all right, heroes sa is what jay carney said today about the attack in turkey. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, it as terrorist attack. >> it seems like that's a pretty direct reaction to the controversy about
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel. it was his senate confirmation hearing. and up with of the most contentious moments came when hagel's old friend, and former colleague, senator john mccain, asked whether the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
, that leon panetta of the defense department, that's the highest level of the american military system, would be involved in this? >> yeah, that's extremely unusual, you're right, erin. there were also reports of unmanned surveillance, drones, that have been used. that hasn't been concerned. but it gives you a sense there was from the highest levels a very strong commitment and feeling of sympathy for the little boy and trying to get it resolved in a way where he was safe and that's what happened. >> martin savidge, thank you very much. everyone i know has been talking about the little boy and what it was like for him down in the darkness in that bunker. i want to bring in a psychiatrist and director of children's services for l.a. county hospitals, along with tom fuentes, a contributor for us. we know the ending here now. at least before the child begins his healing process, the child is physically safe. the kidnapper is dead. how could investigators have accomplished this without harming the child? >> it would have taken a great deal of planning and still. in the case of the f
Feb 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
biggest successful argument they said the department of defense might have to outsource the production of firearms to foreign sources in the united states if these lawsuits prevail. that was the argument that was a winner with congress. >> thank you very much. let us know what you think about this. i know you feel passionately so please share. >>> our third story "outfront." key to tomorrow's controversial vote on whether to drop the ban on gays in the boy scouts. "outfront" tonight, mckay coppins, a practicing mormon, has been working his sources all day on this story. the mormon church has been involved with the boy scouts since 1913. it's an incredibly tight relationship. how deep is it? >> you know, it really is quite important. as you mentioned, there are no other organizations, religious or otherwise, that sponsor more boy scout troops. some estimate that as many as one-third of boy scouts in the united states are affiliated with mormon boy scout groups. so it really is considerable. you know, there's a long history. the president of the mormon church actually is a long-time boy sco
Feb 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
they said the department of defense might have to outsource the production of firearms to foreign sources in the united states if these lawsuits prevail. that was the argument that was a winner with congress. >> thank you very much. let us know what you think about this. i know you feel passionately so please share. >>> the boy scouts of america set to vote on a proposal that will allow gay boy scouts. why the mormon church is going to decide the outcome on this. >>> plus, u.s. ski champion lindsey vonn involved in this terrible crash. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. how sharp is your b
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
. david frum joins me along with rosa brooks. former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the obama administration. i'm sorry, this just made me chuckle. david, i started thinking back to bobby jindal in 2009. panned by democrats and republicans alike. people were so nasty. they were picking on the way he walked out to the podium. it was pretty harsh. "the new york times" headline the next day was governor jindal rising star plummets after speech. is this too dangerous for a rising star to take on? >> well, these are big opportunities and there's always a chance of recovery. let's not forget one of the most universally condemned speech of recent times was bill clinton's keynote speech at the 1988 democratic convention when he got a big round of applause when he said in conclusion. he did okay. they nominated him next time and he went on to a pretty successful political career. let's not forget that last time the person who gave the response was paul ryan, who went on to gain the republican vice presidential nomination. it's a big moment. if you do well, there are opportunities. if y